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What is the home/default directory called on an Android Device?

When the device has no SD card android creates an emulated one like: /storage/emulated/0/Download But referring/calling it the SD card can confuse the user, is there a common name that can be used. ...
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How do I record a video with a file size larger than 4GB on Galaxy S4 exfat SD card?

I've searched quite a bit and called Samsung tech support who didn't have any documentation on this issue. They all say that there isn't a limit on how much video you can record. I want to record ...
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Moving apps to SD Card to free up space

I recently bought an Alcatel OneTouch phone and put in a 64gb sd card, but now I have insufficient storage?? How do I get my apps to the SD CARD (there is no "Move to SD Card" option) and free up some ...
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LG G Stylo won't recognize OTG Mobile Phone Connection

I bought a MXtechnic OTG Mobile Phone Connection so I could read SD cards from my trail cams in the field. When I plug it in to my phone by itself or even with my digital cameras SD card or even a ...
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Can't move certain apps to my SD card

I recently reset my phone to factory settings, because I didn't have enough space on my internal memory and I wanted to start off anew. When I started downloading apps onto my phone that I had before ...
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Swap partitions on android?

I just installed AParted on CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.4,Kernel version 2.6.32.9-FXP) and was trying to partition my SD Card to extend internal memory. Anyway, I found that it can make swap ...
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I can't use the sd card to download apps

I just got a new phone but when I try to download something it says insufficient space but my sd card has plenty. How do I fix this?
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Is Link2SD completely safe on a rooted device?

I have a rooted device, and I was wondering: Is Link2SD app safe to allow root access to? Is it a scam or anything? Does it work as is says it does and does it actually save the stuff to the SD ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 stuck on CWM, can't mount sdcard

I've been trying to install Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100), following the official guide. I was successful in installing Clockworkmod and can enter the recovery mode. The problem ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't mount external SD card

I've recently flashed the stock firmware onto my Samsung Galaxy S3 because there was one feature which didn't work on CyanogenMod. My external SD card worked fine until recently - the 'mount SD card' ...
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Photos show up as blank after putting them on SD card

Inserted a 32 GB Micro SD card. Phone recognizes it and I can copy photos on to it and they all appear to be there. But when I restart the phone many of the photos show up blank. Any way to fix ...
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How can I can open local files in the default Android browser?

I want to open local files that are on my sdcard in the Android browser. How can I accomplish this?
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I Accidentally Deleted the Launcher

I was making some tests on my android phone and I accidentally deleted the launcher from the system partition and I forgot to copy the new one to the system partition again, and the phone doesn't show ...
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how do i move the setting to sd card for the downloading apps

My problem is, when I download apps in my mobile through playstore which is android it says insufficient space even tho I have space of 16 gb in memory card and the setting is also on ad sd card,it's ...
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sdcard appears empty for sshdroid, samba fileshare etc, but not for total commander

I have rooted lenovo p780 with VIBEUI 2.0 (not sure that this matters). The issue is well described in subject. When I enter /storage/sdcard0 directory via remote terminal it appears empty. It's all ...
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I can't use the space in my SD card and I've already tried “first aid” tips. How can I get my phone to notice the external SD?

I have a Samsung Galaxy exhibit. My phone knows that the SD is in it, but if I try to update apps or download, it says I have insufficient storage. Previously said,I already tried the first aid tips ...
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Dismounting the emulated sd card to be used as internal storage and use the physical sd card instead?

Any way to Dismount the emulated sd card to be used as internal storage and use the physical sd card instead?
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Move Mail storage from phone's internal memory to the SD Card

I am not too concerned with the security aspect of putting my mail on the SD card, I am however very interested in moving the mail storage from the phone's internal memory to the SD card. I have ...
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Clear SD Card on Galaxy Tab 10.1 gt-p7510

I know how to factory rest my tablet but all of the information on my sd card remains. Because the sd card isnt removable is there a way to wipe everything from it?
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SD card won't mount to Moto G

I've had a 64g card in my phone for months now, then all of a sudden (I believe after I updated to Lollipop) I began to receive errors saying the card was unexpectedly removed even though it was still ...
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How to save all contacts to Google with a broken SD card?

Today my SD Card broke. I do not have a replacement. I have some important contacts on my phone which were not synchronized with Google. Before formatting the sdcard (as a last restort to see if I do ...
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Cruz T301: USB Storage Not Recognized

I have a Cruz Tablet (T301) that runs Android 2.2.1. I do not remember if my tablet originally came with a cord or not, but I have a cord that originally goes to a camera of mine that fits both the ...
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Does Something wrong with the SD card in use refer to an issue with the android software or its an issue realted with the Sd card itself

I recently updated the OS from Jelly bean to Kitkat Android v4.4 and after this update I am not able to download any file from the browser. Every time I try it gives this pop up and the download ...
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General difference in read/write speeds for internal memory vs SD card

I understand that read/write speeds are dependent on what the phone is, and what the SD card is, but since both are flash memory, I thought the read/write times would pretty much be around the same. I ...
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i want to set the sd card as default download location in htc desire 500,how?

In my mobile the apps are only downloading in my phone's memory I think which is full my sd card has a space of 16 GB only 1 GB is used in it and I want that when I download apps it directly goes to ...
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Cyanogenmod in Galaxy S2: inserted a SD card and now I can't see my old files

I have a Galaxy S2 (rooted) with Cyanogenmod 10.2. I had no space in the internal memory of the phone, so I bought an micro SD card (didn't have one before). I inserted it (then did something I don't ...
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Micro SD Card “Blank” on New Phone

I have a micro sd card that has the majority of my apps and data on it. The phone I have is a Samsung Galaxy S5. Recently I needed a replacement phone, due to cosmetic issues, so I used my phone ...
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Can I store contacts on my SD card? How?

I have 400mb of internal storage on my HTC, 100 of which is consumed by my (extensive) contacts. I am constantly low on storage--is there any way to store my contacts on my SD card? I looked in the ...
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My app is moved to my SD card but still takes up space on my phone storage, why? [duplicate]

I moved some apps onto my SD card because there is no space left on my phone, but according to the phone storage the app is still stored on the phone and not SD card, yet when I remove the SD card the ...
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How fix sd card unexpected unmounting on Lg L65 (kitkat)?

I have bought sd card Kingstone which supports UHS-I standart and use it with Lg L65 mobile phone (android 4.4.2). Of course I moved almost applications to it. Everything works just fine and fast, ...
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How do I move apps from my phone to tablet?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active. My daughter just got a Dragon Touch tablet for Christmas, but we don't have wifi. I want to move the games that I've downloaded on my phone for her onto her tablet. ...
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Motorola Moto G 2014 (lollipop 5.0.2): `pm set-install-location 2' does not work

I have rooted my Motorola Moto G 2014 (lollipop 5.0.2), using TWRP to load SuperSU. I wanted to have all applications that could store some of their data on an external SD to do so automatically, ...
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Why do we need emulated sdcard?

Why is there an "emulated sdcard" in Android? I suppose it is located on the same internal flash memory (there is only on physical default memory, right? (excluding separe physical sdcards of course)) ...
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moving SD card in and out without messing up apps in it

I always leave my SD card inside my phone, but yesterday I had to use it in a Galaxy Mini 2 to install a custom ROM. As I put it in my own phone, all apps which where installed in the SD card where ...
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Trying to move apps over to SD Card

What's the best way to move apps on my SD card? Do I have to root? Because It's getting really out of hand with storage. I only have 8GB on my phone. The only apps that I have installed myself is ...
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after moving images to sd card..it shows no thumbnail in gallery

I moved the images to SD card using clean master & in gallery it shows no images. It shows NO THUMBNAIL in gallery. Where all these images has moved?
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How do I tell my Android phone to use the new SD card I bought for it?

I am trying to back up to my SD card and use it for music storage. I am using Media Monkey on my Android 5.0 phone to handle my media. I want it to use the SD card and it will not. The best I can do ...
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Filesystem format used for SD Card by Galaxy S3

When I remove the SD Card that was formatted by my Galaxy S3 from it and put it in a MacBook, fdisk shows its sole partition as having partition ID 0C, indicating that it is a Fat32 LBA partition. ...
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SD Card and Sony Xperia E3

I recently purchased a 16gb SanDisk SDHC card by mistake (the website said it was a normal SD card, not SDHC.) I put the card in and it seems to be working fine, but I was curious if there could be ...
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SMS saving to SD

Is there any way of saving simple SMS mixed with MMS messages to an SD card prior to running a full factory reset? I got a Sony Z3 that refuses to send pic messages other than when I'm hooked to WiFi ...
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Xperia Z2: SD Card not being shown as mounted under Storage, but is accessible from file manager

After I rebooted my Xperia Z2 running Lollipop 5.0.2, the micro SD card is not indicated as being mounted in Settings → Storage. I see a button to mount it, and another one to erase it, but it ...
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How do I reformat a fixed-state/pseudo-readonly SD card?

Alright, so this is an ongoing saga of trying to fix my broken SD card. Let me struggle to explain what's wrong with it. When copying files to the SD card The files are completely corrupted. For ...
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Can I put a 128Gb micro sd card in a Samsung Galaxy s2?

I have an untouched Samsung Galaxy S2 just out of its box, though this model of phone is rather old and came out in 2012. I was wondering could I stick this brand new technology sd card into it? ...
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changing storage [duplicate]

Is their a way to set my phone to automically download everything to my SD card. I have moved every application moveable to my card but my internal storage is still full leaving me unable to download ...
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I moved some apps to SD, why haven't int/ext storage changed? [duplicate]

The apps were all user-downloaded. Transfer size should have created generous internal storage "breathing room." Details: Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Via Android App Manager(AAM) reported ...
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How do I store data on my SD card?

I have an HTC Desire 310 v. 4.2.2 and for some reason I can't store anything on my SD card. It's mounted fine and my phone tells me I have 8gb free (aka the entire card) nothing is stored on it, I've ...
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Sending data/obb to external SD card

I had a phone with CM11 and I was used to having an option, on the app detail screen, to send an app to the SD card. Now I have bought a new phone, with near-stock firmware (4.4.2), and that option is ...
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Updated Galaxy s3 and SD isn't recognized

I recently updated the software on my phone and it works great!! It's lollipop 5.1.1 , the problem is that the phone doesn't recognize the sd card anymore and my computer doesn't recognize as a ...
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How to listen to music off an SD card?

I have a new LG G3 and I want to listen to music that is saved on my SD card. How do you do this?
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Workaround for Android 4.4 not being able to write to SD cards?

Yesterday I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 4.4 KitKat and had the bad surprise that it cannot write to my SD card anymore... I know this problem is widely documented everywhere, but has any ...